New Spy Shots With 2013 Mini
This week, the guys over at WorldCarFans have taken another batch of spy shots with the third generation of the Mini. One of the major changes of the new model is in the interior cabin where to my surprise, they decided to ditch the Big Ben-like instrument cluster and the center-mounted speedometer, opting for a more traditional layout which in my opinion is a very bad idea as one of the things that made the Mini so special was the cool dashboard.
Anyway, the new Mini will be a little bit longer in comparison to the current generation as well as wider, featuring a more steeply raked windscreen as well as a longer hood, smaller front grille and thinner A-pillars.
Under the hood, the entry-level Minis will probably get the new turbocharged 3-cylinder engines, both gasoline and diesels, displacing 1.5-liters and outputting 128 hp (130 PS / 96 kW) and 148 hp (150 PS / 110 kW). In addition, it will also come with more powerful 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engines that will also power the upcoming BMW 1-Series.
As far as the Cooper S is concerned, it will get a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that should fire 178 hp (180 PS / 132 kW), while the hottest of them all, the JCW version will have the same engine, but it will be tweaked in order to output 217 hp (220 PS / 162 kW).
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